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Clavell, James

Overview
Works: 540 works in 2,545 publications in 26 languages and 37,698 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure fiction  War fiction  War films  Romance fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Producer, Director, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Editor, Adapter, Restager , pmn, Conceptor, wpr, fmd
Classifications: PS3553.L365, 355.02
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Most widely held works by James Clavell
Shōgun : a novel of Japan by James Clavell( Book )

311 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in 22 languages and held by 5,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After John Blackthorne shipwrecks in Japan, he makes himself useful to a feudal lord in a power struggle with another and becomes a samurai
Tai-Pan : a novel of Hong Kong by James Clavell( Book )

282 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 19 languages and held by 3,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: It is the early 19th century, when European traders and adventurers first began to penetrate the forbidding Chinese mainland. And it is in this exciting time and exotic place that a giant of an Englishman, Dirk Straun, sets out to turn the desolate island of Hong Kong into an impregnable fortress of British power, and to make himself supreme ruler-Tai-Pan!
James Clavell's whirlwind by James Clavell( Book )

99 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iran, during the revolution of 1979, is a dangerous place for the helicopter pilots of Noble House and their women
James Clavell's Gai-Jin : a novel of Japan by James Clavell( Book )

95 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 2,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grand in scope and scale, filled with the richness and passion of two great histories coming together, Gai-jin is the long-awaited sixth novel in James Clavell's magnificent Asian Saga. Sweeping us back to the enigmatic and elusive land of his best-selling Shogun, he weaves an extraordinary tale of Japan, now newly open to gai-jin - foreigners - and teeming with contradictions as the ancient and the modern meet in a clash of cultures, of nations, of generations
King Rat : a novel by James Clavell( Book )

206 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 2,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conflict between a powerful black marketeer and his fellow prisoners at a Japnese POW camp leads to tragedy
The Great Escape by John Sturges( Visual )

83 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized version of the unprecedented escape of Allied prisoners-of-war from a maximum-security German prison camp (Stalag Luft III)
To Sir, with love by James Clavell( Visual )

72 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teacher in England abandons the traditional curriculum of education in dealing with a class of students rejected by other schools
The art of war by Sunzi( Book )

48 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in China more than 2,000 years ago, Sun Tzu's classic The Art of War is the first known study of the planning and conduct of military operations. These terse, aphoristic essays are unsurpassed in comprehensiveness and depth of understanding, examining not only battlefield maneuvers, but also relevant economic, political, and psychological factors. Indeed, the precepts outlined by Sun Tzu can be applied outside the realm of military theory. It is read avidly by Japanese businessmen and in fact was touted in the movie Wall Street as the corporate raider's bible. In addition to an excellent translation of Sun Tzu's text, Samuel Griffith also provides commentaries written by Chinese strategists, plus several thought-provoking essays on topics such as the influence of Sun Tzu on Mao Tse-tung and on Japanese military thought, the nature of warfare in Sun Tzu's time, and the life of Sun Tzu and other important commentators. Remarkable for its clear organization, lucid prose, and the acuity of its intellectual and moral insights, The Art of War is the definitive study of combat
The children's story by James Clavell( Book )

27 editions published between 1963 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new teacher arrives to take charge of a grade school classroom after the U.S. has been conquered by an enemy nation
James Clavell's thrump-o-moto : a fantasy by James Clavell( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a tiny wizard whisks seven-year-old Patricia and her crutches from her home in Australia to Japan, she encounters his family, an evil ghoul, and the hope of a magic cure for her physical handicap
The fly by David Cronenberg( Visual )

35 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a scientist attempts to transfer matter through space, things go horrifically wrong and two grotesque man-fly hybrids are created. Now, with the head of a fly and a wing in place of one of his arms, the scientist desperately hopes that he, his wife and his brother can capture the other mutant and reverse the experiment
The last valley by James Clavell( Visual )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and French and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an isolated valley unaffected by the raging war around it becomes a winter haven for a band of mercenaries, violence erupts
Escape by James Clavell( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and Polish and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shah is thrown out of Iran and the nations's turmoil becomes world headlines. Caught in this shifting world of fanaticism, ambition, duplicity, heartbreak and violent death are the foreign helicopter pilots who have been servicing the oilfields
Noble House : the epic novel of modern Hong Kong by James Clavell( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The setting is Hong Kong, 1963. The action spans scarcely more than a week, but these are days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes--fire, flood, landslide. Yet they are days filled as well with all the mystery and romance of Hong Kong--the heart of Asia--rich in every trade ... money, flesh, opium, power"--Page 4 of cover
Tai-Pan : the epic novel of the founding of Hong Kong by James Clavell( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is the early 19th century, when European traders and adventurers first began to penetrate the forbidding Chinese mainland. And it is in this exciting time and exotic place that a giant of an Englishman, Dirk Straun, sets out to turn the desolate island of Hong Kong into an impregnable fortress of British power, and to make himself supreme ruler-- Tai-Pan!"--Page 4 of cover
Gai-Jin by James Clavell( )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Danish and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heir to the magnificent English trading company, the Noble House; the direct descendant of the first Toranaga Shogun, battling to usher his country into the modern age; a beautiful young Frenchwoman forever torn between ambition and desire--their lives intertwine in an exotic land newly open to foreigners, gai-jin, and torn apart by greed, idealism, and terrorism. Their passions mingle with monarchs and diplomats, assassins, courtesans, and spies. Their fates collide in James Clavell's masterpiece set in nineteenth-century Japan--an unforgettable epic seething with betrayal and secrets, brutality and heroism, love and forbidden passions
King Rat by James Clavell( Recording )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time is World War II. The place is a brutal prison camp deep in Japanese-occupied territory. Here, within the seething mass of humanity, one man, an American corporal, seeks dominance over both captives and captors alike. His weapons are human courage, unblinking understanding of human weaknesses, and total willingness to exploit every opportunity to enlarge his power and corrupt or destroy anyone who stands in his path
James Clavell's shōgun by James Clavell( Visual )

36 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan
King Rat by James Clavell( Visual )

7 editions published between 1965 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During WWII, Singapore's Changi prison is crowded with 10,000 prisoners of war. Among them is an American corporal known as "The King" who takes advantage of every opportunity to survive the camp as best he can. But the war is ending and so is the king's power
James Clavell ; E.G. Seidensticker by James Clavell( Recording )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Banker interviews James Clavell on his novel Shogun and E.G. Seidensticker on his translation of The Tale of Genji
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Shōgun : a novel of Japan
Alternative Names
Clavell, James 1924-

Clavell, James DuMaresq

Iacobus Clavell

James Clavell australischer Romanschriftsteller, Drehbuchautor und Regisseur

James Clavell novelista estadounidense

James Clavell romancier américain

James Clavell romancier american

James Clavell scenarioschrijver uit Australië (1924-1994)

James Clavell scrittore, sceneggiatore e regista australiano

Джеймс Клавел

Джеймс Клавелл

Клавел, Джеймс

Клавелл, Джеймс

Клэйвел, Джеймс

ג'יימס קלאוול

ג'יימס קלאוול מחבר רומנים אמריקאי

קלול, ג'מס

جیمز کلیول

เจมส์ คลาเวลล์

클라벨, 제임스 1924-1994

クラヴェル, ジェームズ

クラベル, ジェームズ

ジェームズ・クラベル

克萊威爾

詹姆士.克萊威爾

Languages
English (792)

German (153)

Spanish (106)

French (63)

Italian (52)

Polish (50)

Swedish (16)

Dutch (15)

Czech (12)

Chinese (12)

Turkish (10)

Romanian (10)

Portuguese (9)

Finnish (9)

Russian (9)

Multiple languages (7)

Catalan (6)

Japanese (5)

Croatian (4)

Danish (4)

Slovak (4)

Slovenian (3)

Hungarian (3)

Indonesian (2)

Arabic (1)

Hebrew (1)

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Tai-Pan : a novel of Hong KongJames Clavell's whirlwindJames Clavell's Gai-Jin : a novel of JapanKing Rat : a novelThe Great EscapeThe art of warThe children's storyJames Clavell's thrump-o-moto : a fantasy